Disable Aero on Win 7 to avoid Pro Tools Errors

The Windows Aero Glass interface for Windows 7 or Vista requires a decent video card, you won’t be able to use it on an old clunker computer. For those worried about performance, sometimes squeezing every last drop requires disabling Aero. With Aero enabled in Windows, Pro Tools will not play back without errors at HW Buffer sizes of 128 and below. Let me show you how to Turn off Aero if you want to use lower HW Buffer sizes.

First, you’ll want to right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize from the menu. Then you can simply scroll the themes down until you see the Basic themes and select it. I personally like to use the Windows Classic Theme.


Tags: DAW Tuning, Windows 7, Pro Tools